Which java compiler to install?

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    Which java compiler to install?

    So I got this CD with a bunch of java compiler: BlueJ, JCreator, jGRASP, NetBeans IDE.
    Which one would be better to your opinion? I used to use JCreator and liked it because it was way faster than JBuilder; it's written in C++ . But I don't know about the other compilers. I don't feel like installing all of them and trying them out. It's just for one course that I have to take this semester. So, got something to say?
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    1. How much space do you have?
    2. Does your teacher/instructor reconmend anything?

    I would go ahead and install them all. Test it out, and keep the best one. Hope that helps!
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    i used jgrasp...worked fine...just one thing:
    when i used a class that i got from a .jar file, it gave me an error saying it couldnt write to a file. Since it gave the path of the file, all i did was change (check it off) the read-only attribute of that file.

    netbeans can come with the sdk so i guess that would be another good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan100
    1. How much space do you have?
    2. Does your teacher/instructor reconmend anything?

    I would go ahead and install them all. Test it out, and keep the best one. Hope that helps!
    1. Virtually unlimited
    2. No

    An like I said, I'm not gonna install and try all of them, at least not right now, 'cause the class already started and I have to start being productive already.
    For now, JCreator is winning (but I'm biased 'cause I used this one before)

    EDIT: As much as I appreciate everyone's opinion, life must go on. I'm gonna use JCreator. This thread is unofficially closed.
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    Eclipse has awsome debugging and refactoring tools. Its definately the best Java IDE ive ever used once you get to know how to use it.

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    Uhh, that's right, I forgot to check that one out.
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    I use JBuilder, and am very happy with it. Also used JGrasp and NetBeans, and didn't like them too much...although, the newest version of netbeans looks promising.

    But if you want a really great compiler, and you are willing to spend some time learning - get Eclipse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by axon
    But if you want a really great compiler, and you are willing to spend some time learning - get Eclipse!
    thats exactly the thing with eclipse... it has some very impressive functionality (i was totaly blown away when i got into the refactoring tools) but it takes time to get comfortable with it. Its worth it just for the refactoring and debugging tools though.

    ...and for those of you who think eclipse is a java IDE, well . Eclipse is a platform for building IDE's. There is a C/C++ one as well as enviroments for various other things involving Java or C/C++ (like eclipse plug-in development with java, or RPM development with C/C++). Ive seen a python IDE for it as well though ive never tried it.

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    I downloaded the Eclipse and decided that it's a too full-blown application for my purpose right know (I don't think it will fit in my usb drive along with devcpp and csharpdevelop ). Just this one more java class and it's a bye and I'll go back building my .net application. The new java sdk does not make things easier like I expected, but that's another thread, so don't start
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    I love how after he said "This thread is unofficially closed", the answers just poured in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan100
    I love how after he said "This thread is unofficially closed", the answers just poured in

    well, it was probably because he editd the post after we have read it...

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